[ESIP-all] FW: Job Announcement for NIDIS

Carol B. Meyer carol.meyer at earthsciencefoundation.org
Mon Dec 3 21:48:56 EST 2007

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim.Owen [mailto:Tim.Owen at noaa.gov] 
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 8:45 PM
To: Dick Wertz; Carol B Meyer
Cc: Karen Owen
Subject: Job Announcement for NIDIS

The following job has posted to USAJobs:
This announcement will be open through 17 December 2007.

Physical Scientist, ZP-1301-IV, LM-BBM (MERIT) [for Status Employees and
Special Hiring Authorities]
Physical Scientist, ZP-1301-IV, LM-BBM (DEU) [for U.S. Citizens]

Additional Duty Location Info:  1 vacancy - Asheville, NC 

The successful applicant for this position will serve as the 
national United States Drought Portal (USDP) Program Manager within 
the Climate Monitoring Branch, Scientific Services Division of the 
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).  The USDP, a cornerstone of 
the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), will 
provide user communities (the general public, decision-makers and 
businesses, and drought experts and scientists) with a critical link 
to information, products, and service providers.  It also will 
support the U.S. Group on Earth Observations (USGEO) concept to 
provide seamless, timely access to integrated Earth observations, 
data, information and products.  In 2004, the Western Governor's 
Association developed a set of requirements for a NIDIS through a 
broad-based team of Federal, including NOAA, and non-Federal 
partners.  NIDIS is one of six near-term opportunities identified by 
USGEO in the Strategic Plan for the U.S. Integrated Earth Observing 
System.  Specific duties of the USDP Program Manager will include: 
1) Manage the USDP projects in the context of the overall NIDIS 
activity in conjunction with the governmental partners, and direct 
governance of USDP including oversight and accountability to ensure 
adherence to established processes and policies; 2) Provide and 
enhance user access to a wide array of climatic data products, and 
services through a Web Portal and supervise content development and 
operational updates to the scientific resources in the USDP; 3) 
Support and promote core USDP monitoring elements, including the 
U.S. Drought Monitor and North American Drought Monitor; 4) Engage 
on USGEO and international foci relevant to the USDP; 5) Participate 
in drought monitoring activities and applied research to enhance 
monitoring capabilities with the Climate Monitoring Branch.
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